The recipe makes two large loaves of bread and I was eager to try it as in BBA we made a Casatiello bread that was studded with meat
and cheese and we all really loved it. This bread was reminiscent of
that bread, although the texture and taste was a bit different, even
discounting that this recipe did not include cheese bits in it.
Ingredients were: flour, salt, sugar, black pepper, yeast, water,
olive oil, and proscuitto. There was very little in the way of
kneading, just a folding over several times, and the recipe included
two rises. All in all, very straightforward and simple.
It made a
delicious bread, the guys were eating it out of hand and using it to
make sandwiches as well. I liked it okay, but it was a little
over-salty for me, so next time I will not add as much salt as there is
plenty of salt in proscuitto (that could definitely be different for
different brands of proscuitto so I would taste the proscuitto first
and then decide on how much additional salt to add).
Matt is holding a piece from the end (smaller than the middle pieces) so that you can see the meat inside the bread...a piece of that with a piece of cheese on top and out the door...teens are like that with portable food. It's exciting to be in the Breads section of the book and this was a great place for me to start!